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Copyright year in review 2015
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • Canada
  • January 26 2016

This article summarizes noteworthy Canadian copyright law decisions and developments from 2015. 1. Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe, 2015 FC 1364 In


A practical guide to software license agreements: source code escrow arrangements
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • October 28 2013

Software license agreements often include a source code escrow arrangement that allows the customer to access and use source code for the licensed


Meta tags not considered "use" of trade-marks
  • Dimock Stratton LLP
  • Canada
  • January 20 2016

In Red Label Vacations Inc. v. 411 Travel Buys Limited, 2015 FCA 290, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal from the decision of Manson J


Software licenses and indemnities: what obligations are you taking on?
  • Field Law
  • Canada
  • June 5 2013

License agreements often contain indemnities. An indemnity is a contractual obligation to step in and reimburse some financial obligation such as a


Appeal dismissed; use of trademarks in metatags in this case found not to be copyright or trademark infringement
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 20 2016

The Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) dismissed an appeal from a trial decision finding that there was no copyright in Appellant's metatags and therefore


Canadian Broadcasting Corp. v. SODRAC 2003 Inc
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • January 26 2016

Appeal to Supreme Court of Canada from decisions of Copyright Board of Canada regarding licences required to reproduce music for use in broadcasting


Deal or no deal: copyright protection in television formats
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada, Global
  • May 25 2011

The licensing of television formats is a huge business, generating billions of dollars worldwide


Additional costs awarded to TekSavvy to produce names and addresses pursuant to Norwich order
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 6 2016

TekSavvy has successfully appealed in part an earlier costs order relating to a motion to compel a non-party pursuant to Rule 238 (We previously


The “world wide” web: a recent UK approach to determining copyright jurisdiction
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • June 23 2015

Determining a website's jurisdiction (or jurisdictions) can be complex. For example, the website may be hosted in one country, but receive visitor


UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods applies to certain software license agreements
  • Stibbe
  • Canada, European Union, Netherlands
  • January 7 2016

The Canadian-based software supplier Corporate Web Solutions Ltd. ("CWS") and a Dutch customer concluded an online license agreement for software